Nov. 20, 2012
EL PASO, Texas - Alabama men's golfers Cory Whitsett and Justin Thomas wrapped up play the 2012 Western Refining All-American Golf Classic on Tuesday at the par-71, 6,817-yard El Paso Country Club.
Whitsett, a native of Houston and the defending champion at the Western Refining All-American Classic, finished tied for third this season at 12-under-par 201.
He entered the final round tied with UNLV's Kevin Penner for the lead, but Penner shot 68 in the final round to edge Whitsett by two shots. Whitsett carded rounds of 66 and 65 on Monday in the first 36 holes of play.
Thomas, from Goshen, Ky., got off to a slow start with a 1-over 72 in Monday's first round but caught fire over the final 36 holes to finish in a tie for 12th at 6-under-par 207. He closed his first day of play with a 67 and then carded a 3-under 68 in Tuesday's final round.
The men's golf team returns to action in spring of 2013 when they look to defend its team title at the Puerto Rico Classic on Feb. 17-19 at the Rio Mar Country Club.
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